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West Suffolk Hospital midwives scoop awards




Three midwives who ‘go above and beyond’ have been celebrated in annual awards at West Suffolk Hospital.

Cathy Adkins, Sam Douglass and Katy Edgar were nominated by their colleagues for the midwifery awards which are in memory of hospital midwife Hannah Seeley, who died in a road traffic accident in 2012.

Karen Newbury, head of midwifery at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We’ve had a challenging year but our amazing maternity staff have pulled together as they always do and continued to make us proud.

Sam Douglass, Cathy Adkins and Katy Edgar, winners of the annual midwifery awards at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Sam Douglass, Cathy Adkins and Katy Edgar, winners of the annual midwifery awards at the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

“We received many strong nominations, and the fact that almost 2,000 sets of parents have chosen to have their baby here so far in 2019 is a fitting testament to our inspirational staff.

"Cathy, Sam and Katy are three colleagues that truly go above and beyond, so they thoroughly deserve their respective awards.”

Having worked at the trust since 2015, Cathy was named midwife of the year.

One of her colleagues said: “Cathy is a real advocate for women’s choice and informed decision making and she supports women in a non-judgemental and kind manner.”

Cathy said: “I feel so honoured to have my name on the plaque with the amazing midwives who have received it before me.”

Sam, who was described as ‘never passing anybody without a smile and a hello’, picked up the support worker of the year award.

Katy, who is in the third year of her placement, won student midwife of the year for ‘always going above and beyond’.


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